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Rival suitors courted Paris

The French government has signalled its final preference for GE’s revised bid over that of Siemens after agreeing terms with the US group that will see the French state become Alstom’s biggest shareholder with a 20 per cent stake

Alstom plays down complexity of GE deal

Chief says fundamentals of last month’s deal are same as initial offer

Siemens finds silver lining in failed bid

Chief says Alstom-GE deal will keep rivals busy for years

GE deal ‘victory’ for French state

Moment to savour for economy minister Montebourg

Paris claims victory on Alstom assets

Terms agreed with Bouygues for purchase of 20% stake

Vindication for Immelt in GE’s Alstom bid

The deal is an important step forward for chief’s strategy

Alstom board approves revised GE bid

Board accepts offer after French government backs deal

Siemens and Mitsubishi lift Alstom offer

Stakes raised in bid battle with General Electric

GE looks beyond Paris with revised bid

Alstom offer addresses French concerns

GE offers joint venture over Alstom

French government demands minority ownership to support US group

Alstom: option value

Competing bids have trade-offs on certainty and value

Siemens says its Alstom bid trumps GE’s

Values energy assets at €14.2bn

GE moves to fend off rival bid for Alstom

US group prepares fresh concessions to Paris

Alstom: messy proposal

Investors might well be pining for the quiet life offered by GE

How Paris repelled GE from Alstom

Siemens and Mitsubishi set for Alstom bid

$10bn offer would split French group in three parts

France weighs up Siemens’ change of tack

German engineer to team up with Mitsubishi and Hitachi for Alstom

Mitsubishi seeks scale with Alstom bid

Japanese group eyes top global spot as it expands beyond Asia

Siemens and Mitsubishi eye Alstom bid

Move would pit German and Japanese groups against rival GE

Siemens rides lamely to Alstom’s rescue

German group’s counterbid to GE must be for the right reasons

Siemens preparing to make Alstom bid

Kaeser walks tightrope on Alstom bid

French ministers urge German engineering group to make counter-offer

GE extends bid deadline for Alstom unit

US group offers concessions on $16.9bn energy move

France takeover decree sparks UK blast

Move to block deals stems from GE’s bid for Alstom’s energy unit

Fussy chaperones for Alstom

Reasons why it is yet to tie the knot with GE or Siemens

Alstom rebuffs French proposal

GE continues waltzing to France’s tune

Paris intervention on Alstom is not a rebuff, more part of courtship dance

France to oppose GE’s $13.5bn Alstom deal

Government wants ‘balanced partnership’ rather than energy takeover

Kron shrugs off government over GE bid

Alstom CEO accused of negotiating deal behind the government’s back

Alstom forges ahead with $13.5bn GE deal

Acceptance of US bid leaves door open for German counter-strike


GE meets an uncourtly reception in Paris

French reaction to US bid risks turning investors against the country

Siemens / Alstom: fear or ambition?

GE’s bid has put Siemens in a difficult position

GE says it offers best options for Alstom

Alstom accepts GE offer as Siemens hovers

US bid of €12bn-plus leaves door open for German counter-strike

Siemens and GE in rival push to woo Paris

Charm offensive at Elysée over Alstom